The Christmas season is finally here, and what this means is get-togethers, family hangouts and barbeques will be the main highlights. And if you have a pool, well expect it to get a real workout during this festive season. The pool is the go-to spot to cool off and relax, and it will be hard to keep people away, and with this extra use translates to additional maintenance of your above ground swimming pool.
With frequent use, more bacteria get to your pool; thus, you will need to ensure you are properly cleaning and maintaining it to make the pool safe for use. Below are some tips and tricks that make this process a little easier for you.
Ensure you are doing regular testing
Testing your pool during the peak season should be done once or twice a week, to ensure the ph. levels are perfect, that is between 7.2 and 7.8. When the ph. level is low; this means you will use less chlorine. It is a good thing for your guests as they take a deep in your pool, because too much chlorine can irritate your skin and make your eyes sting.
It would be best if you kept it clean at all times.
Just before people come in for a dive try and do a spot check of the pool, pick the few leaves and debris that might have fallen in, these are the culprits of bacteria in your pool. Check on the pump and empty the lint trap. If this is done after every two days, it makes the cleaning process much more manageable.
Try and clean the tittles
With more people taking a deep in your poll means more dirt. All the sunscreen and lotions create a dirty and greasy look to the pool titles. If you feel the titles or your pool lining feels a little slippery, it is a clear indication it needs proper cleaning.
Your water level needs to be maintained
The more people take a dive or get in and out of the pool, the more it reduces the water level. You need to ensure you maintain the proper levels; when it is too low, it might run your pump dry, damaging your pump. Let’s not even think of the cost of fixing or replacing it. When the water level is also too high, this will affect the efficiency of your skimmer. The level has to be perfect. And if you top up your pool’s water level, ensure you do a water test, just to ensure the ph. levels are still ideal.
It is easy to keep your pool clean if you are aware of the areas that need attention. If you can follow the above tips, it will make it easy for you to keep the pool safe for use and your family will indeed have a memorable holiday by your backyard.